Wednesday, 09 October 2019 13:29

Post-Doctoral Researchers in regional economics and/or entrepreneurship

Jönköping International Business School

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is one of four schools at Jönköping University. We offer an international and team-oriented workplace with competitive education programmes, across Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels, as well as a thriving research environment and many opportunities for personal development. Our mission is to advance the theory and practice of business, with specific focus on entrepreneurship, ownership and renewal. Our guiding principles are; international at heart, entrepreneurial in mind and responsible in action. JIBS is double-accredited, by EQUIS and AACSB. Recent assessments of research productivity and impact ranks JIBS first in Sweden in economics and business administration and first in Europe and second in the world in entrepreneurship.

To further strengthen our position in entrepreneurship and regional science research, we are looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to our Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE). The position is for two years full time with a possible extension.

CEnSE is a multi-disciplinary research center that performs applied research relating to issues of entrepreneurship and business renewal, regional development and growth, and the interrelation between urban and rural areas. A substantial part of CEnSE research addresses policy relevant problems, for example how accessibility affects regional growth and the way entrepreneurial and innovative processes in business and society are dependent on knowledge and creativity. For more information please visit

The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, for example, economics, economic geography or business administration.

As a Post-Doctoral Researcher, we offer you full-time employment. Most of your time will be devoted to conduct research and take an active role in the continued development of CEnSE (80%). The remaining time is allocated for teaching (20%).

We seek candidates who have a strong wish to conduct high-quality academic scholarship on regional science and/or entrepreneurship. Since the main language of research and teaching at JIBS is English, you must be fluent in both written and spoken English to be an eligible candidate. Skills in other languages, including Swedish, are an advantage but not a requirement.

In making the selection, importance will be given to the applicants’ qualifications in the following areas:

  • Capacity and interest to engage in academic research at the highest level.
  • A record of publications, especially in journals ranked in the ABS list, or a promising pipeline of papers targeted for publication in such journals.
  • Personal networks and collaborations with researchers in an international context.
  • Openness to engage in joint projects and activities with colleagues at JIBS/CEnSE.
  • Interest and ability to teach university courses at different levels and to communicate with academic and professional audiences.

For full eligibility requirements for Post Docs see Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University.

Employment starts as soon as possible, to be agreed upon. The positions are full time (100%) and temporary for two years.

Your PhD degree should not be older than 5 years at the date you application is sent in.

For more information about the position, please contact Professor Johan Klaesson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Director of CEnSE) or Associate Professor Mikaela Backman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your application must include:

  • a letter-of-intent explaining why you are applying to the position and why you think you will be a good fit for JIBS and CEnSE;
  • a description of yourself including your background and main interests;
  • a research agenda (max. 1000 words), expressing your present and future research interest in the field;
  • CV and attested documents (transcript, diploma), including a full list of publications and teaching experience;
  • up to 5 of your most important scientific contributions as well as your doctoral dissertation;
  • the name, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 references.

Send in your application electronically before November 9, 2019.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Starts as soon as possible, to be agreed upon
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/3930-221
Published 09.Oct.2019
Last application date 09.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

Applications should be sent electronically via this link:

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